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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Edith Werginz, 80, Cumming
Edith Werginz, 80 passed away on February 7, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time.Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
Jimmie Ralston " Jimbo" Hamby, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was born in Lumpkin County, GA, one of 11 children born to John W. and E ...
Roland Gerald Emmert, 92, Cumming
Roland Gerald Emmert, age 92, of Cumming, passed away February 7, 2015. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean and son, Glen. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Bol ...

Gwinnett

Alice Faye Coley, 66, Buford
Alice Faye Coley 66, of Buford died on February 7, 2015 at Northeast Ga. Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday February 12, 2015 at 11am in the chapel of McD ...

Habersham

Lorraine Frye Shirley, 86, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Lorraine Frye Shirley, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from the Frye Family Cemetery in Turnerville with Rev. A ...

Hall

Anne Kathleen Langston, 47, Gainesville
Ms. Anne Kathleen Langston, age 47, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at her residence. Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 ...
Fannie Thomas Garrett, 63, Gainesville
Fannie Pearl Thomas GarrettOn Saturday, February 7, 2015, Fannie went to meet our Lord and Savior in the Kingdom of Heaven, following a brief illness. Fannie was 62 years of age.Fa ...
Walter Louis Walker, 83, Dawsonville
Walter Louis Walker 83 of Dawsonville passed away on February 7, 2015. A private service will be held at a later date.Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.Arrange ...

Jackson

Robert Frank Chitwood, 93, Jefferson
Robert Frank Chitwood, age 93, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015. Mr. Chitwood was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He was a Veteran of the United States Army ...
Tile O. Hall, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of C/ Sgt. Major Tile O. Hall, age 86, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday February 7, 2015. Mr. Hall was born in Bowman Ge ...

Rabun

Mrs. Irene Lovell Blalock, 92 of Tiger, GA went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center In Gainesville.She was born May 7, 1922, in ...

Stephens

Bernell Griffin Clark, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Bernell Griffin Clark, age 84 of 365 Acre Estates, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Walter Roy and ...

White

Huel McKinley (Mack) O'Kelley, Jr., age 79, of Helen, formerly of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on February 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on February 18, ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.